Post # 1
Ladies, I need some input! Which wedge for strassing? I bought both of these ivory wedges, and I can’t decide which one to keep and which to return. They are with $10 of each other price wise, so that’s not a factor. The strass plan (how much more fun is that to say than the “strat plans” I do at work???) is as follows:
They will be a baby made from the sexing of these: http://pinterest.com/pin/211880357438664202/ (Thank you for the inspiration, eehkay!!!) and http://pinterest.com/pin/211880357438638040/ but with the wedge heel to suit the outdoor venue; the crystals will be the silver and blue but the bow will be shaped and outlined like the champagne pair.
Here are the base shoes I have to choose from:
Alex Marie wedge – super duper comfortable. Like, crazy comfortable. Just not as elegant of a line and the heel height is a smidge short. Guessing I could wear these babies all night.
and, BP Platinum “Fae” wedge – still quite comfortable, has a higher heel, and is more elegantly shaped. These probably have a 5 hour wear limit, and reviews online are from brides/maids who had great experiences with them.
Post # 3
I’d probably wear the BP wedges for the ceremony and pictures and then have another pair of comfortable shoes to wear for dancing. 🙂 LOVE the inspiration by the way!
Post # 4
Go for the comfy ones! When they’re bowed and bedazzled, they’ll both be just as cute, and you can wear them all day so all your hard work making them pays off!
Post # 5
Love the BP wedges and they would probably be easier to strass than the shoe with the sling back. But most of the time ppl won’t see your shoes anyway so you could go for the comfortable shoe…or as Mrs Honey Bee said, go with the BP and have a pair of dancing shoes!
Post # 6
Ditto PP, go for the comfy one, I like the #1 though, and I think it’ll be more comfortable than the #2 😉
Post # 7
I like the 2nd ones but I have a question for you. I was thinking of strassing a pair of wedges as well but do you do the wedge part as well?
Post # 8
Wow can’t believe I saw this post! I really wanted to strass shoes myself but honestly found the wedge is much more comfy AND more stable (I will get drunk wobbly ankles at the end of the night and I don’t want to fall) then heels! My only issue is finding a wedge I like and do I strass the wedge heel?? Glad to hear other bee’s are doing this also! I do like the first choice personally the sling back is more comfy for me then the closed back like the second shoe. I like the strap to move with my heel rather then possibly rub with the closed back (if that makes sense)
Post # 9
I ended up with the 2nd option; I bought the first ones and then decided that if I was going to do them, I was going for looks and not comfort! Both pairs were actually comfortable, and my solution to heel rubbing is to line the inside of the back with velvet. I’m strassing the whole wedge. I didn’t want it to look like the rest of the shoe had come out of nowhere. I think on a cork wedge or something that is usually a different color, you could do without strassing the wedge. Most of my progress is on the front of the shoe (pics below), but I’ll add pics of the wedge as I make more progress.
Post # 10
gorgeous! I cannot wait to see the finished product. I am glad you went with # 2.